The heat this time of year will make anyone grateful for their diligent, consistent air conditioner for keeping them comfortable. The relief you feel walking into a cool home from being outside in a scorching summer day can’t be beat. There are a multitude of reasons you may walk in one day and find that your AC isn’t keeping things as cool as it used to. Occasionally, it’s entirely too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing issue), or perhaps your filter has become clogged, your thermostat may be the issue or perhaps your coils are filthy.
An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running empty on refrigerant. If this is the case, there are a number of tell-tale signs you can be on the look-out for to hint it is time to call in the experts at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning in Derby for air conditioner service.
Increase in Utility Bills
If you’ve seen an increase in your utility bills, that is a practical sign of low refrigerant. Your air conditioner will work harder and longer attempting to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will lead to a clear increase in your utility bills.
Your Home Isn't Cool
If you’re uncovering that your air conditioner isn’t working up to the temperature set on the thermostat or that it’s taking longer to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system looked at by an expert. A technician will be able to pinpoint the problem happening with your unit and get you cooled down in a snap.
Ice Buildup or Water
A sure sign of trouble is finding any ice on your outdoor AC unit. Low refrigerant will cause your unit’s evaporator coil to get too cold, which can cause the moisture around your refrigerant line to freeze. A frozen compressor line could lead to compressor damage, which is an expensive repair. It’s a good idea to call an expert at the first sign of ice or water.
If any of these symptoms of low refrigerant are occurring with your air conditioner is an important to call in a pro to get things looked at and fixed before it leads to a major breakdown. The experts at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning in Derby are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 203-772-8319.